Linking up with Joan at Reflections of His Grace
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu
I've never liked waiting. I used to give up half way through projects....I didn't think they'd ever become what I wanted anyways....so why keep trying. But now I figured out.....everything takes time.....and waiting is key to advancing towards what I want. Dreams happen slowly....step by step.....not in one giant leap. This week I'm grateful for.....
-CF reviewing what I've written so far in my story The Game Player. She said she's loving it. Her words are my motivation to keep writing. I've got 29,000 words and wondering how I'll manage to get the next 29,000. But I'm going to keep writing...one word at a time....and hopefully....
-my 15 yr. old recieved a $100 to use towards entry into a local university. She came in third place for something she participated in. Although the money is a tiny fraction of what she'll need, it's given her the incentive to keep pushing forward toward her goals.
-We helped out a couple of days at a local outreach...sorting food, gifts and clothes and helping people chose items that they're family needs. The kids loved it and asked if they could do it more times. Everyone we met were amazing....the organizers, other volunteers and recipients. Reaching out....giving....being kind.....feels better than anything.
-My dgt wrote about me for one of her classes...she said I'm inspirational like Oprah and courageous as Anne Frank. I told her I'm not...that I'm just a fighter but she said in her eyes......I shine.
-Grace...I used to wish my life would magically change.....the abracadabra kind of grace.....but it's been a slow transformation....I think it's like building a house.....you got make sure one section is secure before putting on the next. I'm grateful for His kind of grace that's slow and steady. Me? I'd have done it all in one day which would've made everything collapse.